CHINCOTEAGUE POLICE DEPARTMENT


SELECTED RULES & REGULATIONS REGARDING MOPEDS. EFFECTIVE JULY 1. 2013

 

Effective July 1, 2013, Virginia law requires that every moped driver operating on Virginia roadways carry a government-issued photo ID that includes his name, address, and date of birth (does not have to be a driver's license)(Tomís Cove Park requires all riders to posess a valid drivers license).. Every driver and passenger must wear a helmet (DOT approved) while riding a moped. Drivers must also wear a face shield, safety glasses or goggles unless the moped has a windshield. In Virginia, you must be at least age 16 to drive a moped. It is illegal to drive a moped if your license is suspended or revoked for DUI/drugs or if you are a habitual offender.

 

If a moped is operated in excess of 35 mph, it is considered a motorcycle. You would be required to comply with all applicable laws.

 

Virginia law requires mopeds operated on Virginia roadways to be titled and registered by July 1, 2014. You can refer to Virginia's DMV web site at www.dmvnow.com for details.

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